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Old 05-13-2022, 09:11 PM
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Anyone with power steering installed have any pictures of what the brackets look like? Iím trying to figure out how the power rack mounts in.

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What kindof rack is it? My ford based bolts onto two large bolts which are welded to the frame. We just unbolted the rack and bolted in the new.
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I have a manual rack now looking to switch it to power
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This is for a RT3
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I have a Classic Roadster with a 4.6 DOHC V-8 that fills up the engine bay. What power steering pump did you use for your install? Do you consider electric power steering if there was a kit available? Where could I buy a kit that would bolt on?
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Mine is power too. It looks like the one just above pretty much.

I had an electric ps unit in my lotus 7 replica. It was ok, lacking in feel I thought a bit, but what the hey it has won about 17 national titles. (none with me driving) There is not room in the right place for the electric in the Cobra.

The best thing about the electric was you could vary the boost by turning a knob.
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This is my power steering. you can adjust the strength of the support steplessly.
The steering is from GM. the cost was about $250 with the used power steering
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We used a chevy pump with the ford rack...no issues.
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I cannot find the power steering in my car??
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This is for a RT3
My classic Roadster is mounted differently than that. I would like to get away from mounting a pump on the engine.
Thanks for the pictures.
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Here are the pictures of my old rT3 manual rack mount and the mount for the BMW Z3 rack. You need to make 2 plates for the top and bottom with spacers.
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@FredG Do you have a drawing of that bracket and the spacers please?
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Default Brackets

Sorry I don't have any pictures or measurements for the brackets. A backdraft dealer and well-known mechanic out in California put together a power steering kit for me and shipped it to me here on the East Coast. He did it as an experiment to see if it's something that he might want to do down the road for other people but as of now he hasn't decided because it was a lot of work and he is very busy. If you are handy with metal fabrication and welding, you can make the brackets yourself. Once you have Z3 rack you can measure how long they are, where the holes are and how big the spacers need to be. The spacers are welded to the brackets but I think that's just the way he did it and not required. You will also need to change the tie rod ends to match the BMW power rack.
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